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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • National Course Code: FNS40217
  • TAFE NSW code: FNS40217-01V02-21LIS-195

Location – Lismore

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

15.6 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping enables you to launch a career in the fast-growing finance industry. You will learn how to prepare financial reports and statements, maintain payroll systems and be job-ready for any sized organisation across multiple sectors.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Apply accounting fundamentals
  • Create financial reports
  • Process financial transactions
  • Use computerised accounting and payroll systems
  • Create and lodge Business Activity Statements (BAS)

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Attention to detail
  • An enjoyment of working with numbers
  • A service-oriented nature

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A strong foundation to start or further your finance career

Career opportunities:

  • Payroll Officer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Officer

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Applied Commerce
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol in the course as a trainee you must:

  • Be in relevant employment as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

This course equips you with the skills and knowledge to create and lodge Business Activity Statements (BAS) for customers. However, to offer this service to clients for a fee, or other reward, you will need to register with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) after this course.
It is important to check in with TPB to learn and understand all registration requirements as they are reviewed and amended regularly. They also include a designated period of experience.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Confidence working with numbers and calculations
  • An interest in learning theory and practising skills
  • The ability to study independently

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to:

  • demonstrate basic knowledge of accounting principles
  • ideally, be currently working in either the accounting, or bookkeeping field
  • be screened for basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills, to enable teachers to facilitate additional support where required, or suggest a more appropriate course if the need arises
  • have previous computer experience
  • have access to a computer at home, to allow for practice, and completion of at home activities and assessment work. If you don't have access to a computer at home, you will have access to TAFE libraries, to complete any work

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to complete your course work, as per your timetable schedule
  • to participate regularly and consistently

TAFE NSW will make every reasonable effort to ensure that it can accommodate your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs. Support is based on review of your LLN skills, prior to, or within, the first two weeks of commencement of study. This is achieved through written tasks, or accessing diagnostic tools, such as RUReady, and can include a one-on-one interview. Ongoing indentification of LLN support needs, will occur through monitoring formative class activities, and if deemed applicable, a meeting will be arranged to discuss the LLN assistance TAFE NSW can provide you, with a view of creating an indivdual training and learning plan, that best addresses your LLN needs.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part-time day, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 10.5 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5.1 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2.2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, and assignment preparation.

This is a class based course offered at your selected campus. Class resources and assessments will be provided to you in Office 365, including Apps like MS Teams and OneDrive. TAFE NSW campuses are great places to connect, learn and grow. Youll discover highly-skilled and friendly teachers willing to help with any queries, as well as a vibrant and supportive social life with your fellow students.

You'll also experience our great student services, including: libraries, cafes, student associations, gyms, careers advisory service, book shops and many more.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are either young, or mature age, are currently working in industry, are returning to the workforce, or are transitioning to a new career.
  • want to develop their skills and knowledge in business and accounting roles in a wide range of business fields.
  • may have already completed Certificate III level qualifications or have equivalent skills and knowledge.
  • are looking to increase their skills and qualifications.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday, from 9.00am to 3.00pm and Friday, from 9.30am to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • general stationery, (ie, pen, pencil, eraser, highlighters, and stapler)
  • an A4 ring binder/dividers, and plastic sleeves for handouts
  • headphones
  • a USB storage device, or access to a cloud storage account, will also be required
  • a textbook to complete unit FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements: $80.00 approx.

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

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Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations
FNSACC311 Process financial transactions and extract interim reports
FNSACC312 Administer subsidiary accounts and ledgers
FNSACC408 Work effectively in the accounting and bookkeeping industry
FNSACC416 Set up and operate a computerised accounting system
FNSTPB401 Complete business activity and instalment activity statements
FNSTPB402 Establish and maintain payroll systems
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
FNSACC313 Perform financial calculations
FNSACC412 Prepare operational budgets

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Lismore
64 Conway Street, Lismore
Phone 131 601

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